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==Finding Postadoption Services and Additional Resources==
 
==Finding Postadoption Services and Additional Resources==
 
====General Postadoption Services====
 
*[[Adoption Assistance]] by State (Question 7): http://www.childwelfare.gov/adoption/adopt_assistance
 
 
*Child Welfare Information Gateway: http://www.childwelfare.gov/adoption/adopt_parenting/services/
 
 
 
====Peer Support and Activities====
 
'''Support groups for [[adopted]] parents or [[adopted]] children and youth'''
 
 
*National Foster Care & Adoption Directory (Check Foster Care & Adoption Support Groups): http://www.childwelfare.gov/nfcad
 
 
*Adoptive Families, Locate a Parent Support Group: http://www.adoptivefamilies.com/support_group.php
 
  
 
*North American Council on Adoptable Children (NACAC), Database of Parent Groups: http://www.nacac.org/parentgroups/database.html
 
*North American Council on Adoptable Children (NACAC), Database of Parent Groups: http://www.nacac.org/parentgroups/database.html
 
*AdoptUSKids, Respite Care and Adoption Support Groups: http://www.adoptuskids.org/for-families/post-adoption-resources#respite-care
 
  
 
*NACAC, Developing a Parent-to-Parent Support Network: http://www.nacac.org/adoptalk/parent2parentnetwork.pdf
 
*NACAC, Developing a Parent-to-Parent Support Network: http://www.nacac.org/adoptalk/parent2parentnetwork.pdf
 
  
 
'''Adoptive family and child events, camps, and heritage activities'''
 
'''Adoptive family and child events, camps, and heritage activities'''
  
*Adoptive Families, Post-Adoption Family Events: http://www.adoptivefamilies.com/calendar. php?cal=post
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*Rainbow [[Kids]], [[Adoption]] Calendar: http://www.rainbowkids.com/Events.aspx
 
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*Rainbow Kids, Adoption Calendar: http://www.rainbowkids.com/Events.aspx
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*PACT: http://www.pactadopt.org/app/servlet/ HomePage
 
*PACT: http://www.pactadopt.org/app/servlet/ HomePage
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'''Respite Care'''
 
'''Respite Care'''
 
*ARCH, National Respite Locator: http://archrespite.org/respitelocator
 
*ARCH, National Respite Locator: http://archrespite.org/respitelocator
 
*Child Welfare Information Gateway: http://www.childwelfare.gov/adoption/adopt_parenting/services/therapy.cfm
 
 
  
 
====Health and Mental Health Services====
 
====Health and Mental Health Services====
 
'''Therapy/counseling'''
 
'''Therapy/counseling'''
 
*American Psychological Association (APA) Psychologist Locator: http://locator.apa.org/
 
*American Psychological Association (APA) Psychologist Locator: http://locator.apa.org/
 
*Child Welfare Information Gateway: http://www.childwelfare.gov/adoption/adopt_parenting/services/therapy.cfm
 
 
*Selecting and Working With A Therapist Skilled in Adoption:  http://www.childwelfare.gov/pubs/f_therapist.pdf
 
 
 
'''Health care support'''
 
*Child Welfare Information Gateway, Health Services Locators: http://www.childwelfare.gov/adoption/adopt_parenting/services/locators.cfm
 
 
*Child Welfare Information Gateway, Development and Physical Disabilities Resources: http://www.childwelfare.gov/adoption/adopt_parenting/services/disability.cfm
 
  
 
*American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), Healthy Children: http://www.healthychildren.org
 
*American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), Healthy Children: http://www.healthychildren.org
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'''Training, workshops, & conferences'''
 
'''Training, workshops, & conferences'''
  
*Child Welfare Information Gateway, Conference Calendar (Select Adoption under Step 3): http://www.childwelfare.gov/calendar/
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*[[Adoption]] Learning Partners: http://adoptionlearningpartners.org
 
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*Child Welfare Information Gateway: http://www.childwelfare.gov/adoption/adopt_parenting/training.cfm
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*Adoption Learning Partners: http://adoptionlearningpartners.org
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'''Book, magazines, websites, & other resources'''
 
'''Book, magazines, websites, & other resources'''
  
*Child Welfare Information Gateway, Parenting After Adoption: http://www.childwelfare.gov/adoption/ adopt_parenting/
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*The Center for [[Adoption]] Support and Education (C.A.S.E), Resources: http://www.adoptionsupport.org/res/index.php
 
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*Adoptive Families: http://www.adoptivefamilies.com
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*Adoption Today: http://www.adoptinfo.net
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*The Center for Adoption Support and Education (C.A.S.E), Resources: http://www.adoptionsupport.org/res/index.php
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'''Adoptive child background information'''
 
'''Adoptive child background information'''
 
*National Foster Care & Adoption Directory Search (Check Accessing [[Adoption Records]]): http://www.childwelfare.gov/nfcad
 
 
*Child Welfare Information Gateway, Obtaining Background Information About Your Prospective [[Adopted]] Child: http://www.childwelfare.gov/pubs/f_background.cfm
 
 
 
'''Search and [[reunion]]'''
 
 
*National Foster Care & Adoption Directory Search (Check Support Groups for [[Adopted]] Adults and Those Searching for Birth Relatives): http://www.childwelfare.gov/nfcad
 
 
*Child Welfare Information Gateway:  http://www.childwelfare.gov/adoption/search/
 
 
*Searching for Birth Relatives: http://www.childwelfare.gov/pubs/f_search.cfm
 
 
 
'''Openness'''
 
*Child Welfare Information Gateway: http://www.childwelfare.gov/adoption/preplacement/adoption_openness.cfm
 
 
 
====Material Assistance====
 
'''Financial assistance'''
 
*[[Adoption Assistance]] by State Database (Questions 1–6, 12): http://www.childwelfare.gov/adoption/adopt_assistance
 
*Child Welfare Information Gateway: http://www.childwelfare.gov/adoption/postplacement/finassistance.cfm
 
 
*[[Adoption Assistance]] for Children [[Adopted]] from Foster Care: http://www.childwelfare.gov/pubs/f_subsid.pdf
 
 
 
'''Medical assistance'''
 
*[[Adoption Assistance]] by State Database (Questions 8, 9, 13): http://www.childwelfare.gov/adoption/ adopt_assistance
 
 
 
'''Educational support (college)'''
 
*Child Welfare Information Gateway: http://www.childwelfare.gov/adoption/adopt_parenting/financial/
 
 
 
Continue to [[Finding and Using Postadoption Services: Paying for Postadoption Services]]
 
 
Return to [[Adoption Parenting]]
 
  
 
==Acknowledgment==
 
==Acknowledgment==
 
The original (2006) version of this factsheet was developed by Child Welfare Information Gateway, in partnership with Susan Frievalds. This update is made possible by the Children’s Bureau, Administration on Children, Youth and Families, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The conclusions discussed here are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not represent the official views or [[policies]] of the funding agency, nor does the funding agency endorse the products or [[organizations]] mentioned in this factsheet.
 
The original (2006) version of this factsheet was developed by Child Welfare Information Gateway, in partnership with Susan Frievalds. This update is made possible by the Children’s Bureau, Administration on Children, Youth and Families, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The conclusions discussed here are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not represent the official views or [[policies]] of the funding agency, nor does the funding agency endorse the products or [[organizations]] mentioned in this factsheet.
 
==Resource==
 
Child Welfare Information Gateway. (2012). Finding and using postadoption services. [[Washington]], DC: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Children’s Bureau.
 

Latest revision as of 13:41, 12 July 2021

Finding Postadoption Services and Additional Resources

Adoptive family and child events, camps, and heritage activities


Respite Care

Health and Mental Health Services

Therapy/counseling


Education and Information

Training, workshops, & conferences

Book, magazines, websites, & other resources

Adoptive child background information

Acknowledgment

The original (2006) version of this factsheet was developed by Child Welfare Information Gateway, in partnership with Susan Frievalds. This update is made possible by the Children’s Bureau, Administration on Children, Youth and Families, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The conclusions discussed here are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not represent the official views or policies of the funding agency, nor does the funding agency endorse the products or organizations mentioned in this factsheet.